Glass of Love

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Dioga Costta

A trip back in time
A trip behind a looking glass
Glass reflecting life
Glass of dream
Dream of Zen and Zuri
Dream of playing a violin
Violin in a band
Violin in a bag
Bag of autumn leaves
Bag of stones
Stones to push
Stones so heavy
Heavy laugh
Heavy to carry
Carry with bare hands
Carry the answer
Answer the question
Answer the agent
Agent of fiction
Agent of truth
Truth or lies
Truth be told
Told to be good
Told of the smoke
Smoke not cool
Smoke not good
Good for Zen and Zuri
Good or bad
Bad dreams
Bad company
Company meeting
Company of wolves
Wolves in the woods
Wolves big bad wolf
Wolf with bare teeth
Wolf to go back
Back to the future
Back to the garden
Garden of Eden
Garden in the autumn
Autumn leaves scents
Autumn quite cold
Cold cuts
Cold wind
Wind blowing
Wind of love
Love of nature
Love of living
Living
Nature*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Blitz Poem, a poetry form created by Robert Keim.

This form of poetry is a stream of short phrases and images with repetition and rapid flow.

Begin with one short phrase, it can be a cliché. Begin the next line with another phrase that begins with the same first word as line 1. The first 48 lines should be short, but at least two words.

The third and fourth lines are phrases that begin with the last word of the 2nd phrase, the 5th and 6th lines begin with the last word of the 4th line, and so on, continuing, with each subsequent pair beginning with the last word of the line above them, which establishes a pattern of repetition.

Continue for 48 total lines with this pattern, And then the last two lines repeat the last word of line 48, then the last word of line 47.

The title must be only three words, with some sort of preposition or conjunction joining the first word from the third line to the first word from the 47th line, in that order.

There should be no punctuation. When reading a BLITZ, it is read very quickly, pausing only to breathe.

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For: Writing Prompt “Stories By 5”, Wordle 312 Aug 12 by brenda warren

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Thursday photo prompt – Alone #writephoto

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You’re a figment of imagination
I’m not frighten but I’m feeling lonely
Layers of fantasy with no caption
It could be fun, naughty, puissant, angry

What would you gain by hiding there?
Are you aware that I am here?
Would like to cheer with finery
If you agree that is

My gnossienne I’ve realised
I’m criticised for what I miss
Like I dismiss what isn’t clear
Hormones queer like princess

Alone being on top of the mountain
Sometimes it’s fun being one of nature
I need answer to questions that begun
I was stunned to challenges there were

Are you still in my imagination?
Through my action and reaction we’re free
Busy as bee, we’re one in a billion
Chain of beacon carried here with bounty*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The LaJemme is a 5 stanza form created by poets Laura Lamarca and Jem Farmer.

Meter: consistently iambic

Stanza 1, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

Stanza 2, syllable count: 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme cdef, with cross rhymes in each couplet on 4th syllable

Stanza 3, syllable count 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme gfdf, 4th syllable of each line follows the same rule as stanza 1.

Stanza 4, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme hihi, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

Stanza 5, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

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For: Thursday photo prompt – Alone #writephoto, Wordle #167

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In the end, we’ll all become stories

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Window- Andrey Bobir: Fruit Center: Kevin Sloan: Woman- Christian Schloe
Today’s quote was suggested to us by Mandibelle please check out her amazing blog
The quote “In the end, we’ll all become stories.” -Margaret Atwood

In the end, we’ll all become stories
Foolish as bees, bustling with excitement
Circling agent, eccentric like the fleas
Entangled squeeze, glinting like figment

The need for a taste of chocolate
Jump for biscuit, not good for waist
In the willowwacks or the hood
If we could, have contacts

Fox is sitting by the window
As we all know, berries are good
In his boyhood, he’s always raced
He’s got good taste, as he would

Ripe papaya is such a healthy fruit
The girl is cute, as seen in here
That much is clear, follow the route
Water from chute, flowing from near

In the end, we’ll all become stories
As we sneeze, they’re all part of movement
At this moment, all part of symphonies
The day we seize, for our lives are brilliant*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The LaJemme is a 5 stanza form created by poets Laura Lamarca and Jem Farmer.

Meter: consistently iambic

Stanza 1, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

Stanza 2, syllable count: 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme cdef, with cross rhymes in each couplet on 4th syllable

Stanza 3, syllable count 8/8/8/6, Rhyme scheme gfdf, 4th syllable of each line follows the same rule as stanza 1.

Stanza 4, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme hihi, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

Stanza 5, 10 syllables per line, Rhyme scheme abab, 4th syllable of each line is to rhyme with the end rhyme of the preceding line.

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For: Writing Prompt “Special Collage”, Wordle #166

Sunday Writing Prompt: July 30: Surfacing

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Underwater image: ©Phoebe Rudomino – and yes, this is an actual underwater set – follow the link to begin to check out her bio and google search her to discover more – you might need oxygen!
Bee image: sourced here: Pollinator Friendly Gardens

When the heat is on or the water too deep
Would you sail on or would you surrender?
Would you bend your ways or stick with trip to keep?
Carry on or moor somewhere with the anchor?
Scan the situation and check how steep?
I won’t give up for any light of sliver
Surfacing up is the best way to survive
Challenges to take if I want to thrive

There’s always light to follow as it shines
The scent of flowers and beauty around us
There’s always a choice to fight or just whine
To accept the challenges or make a fuss
Stitch up the tear and repair, that is fine
As archaic as it sounds, it’s a plus
For all that is worth, life is wonderful
Appreciate it as much as we’re able*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme:

one octive poem. abababcc
two octive poem. abababcc, dededeff
three octive poem. abababcc, dededeff, ghghghii

…so on and so on

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For: Sunday Writing Prompt: July 30: Surfacing, Wordle 310 Jul 29 by brenda warren

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Thursday photo prompt – Sails – #writephoto

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Nothing can trigger what I feel
No matter how I shake it off
I mean sunset beams like blast-off

The wind carries me with the reel
Picks up my poor spirit by sea
Posts me hope as I am born free

With string of faith I can be healed
With patience and time I’ll be fine
The shine on the sails is a sign

Forgiveness I beg as I kneel
For I am human after all
In this great world I am small

I’ll be good with grace so genteel
Appreciate nature around me
The birds, flowers, mountains and sea*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Constanza, created by Connie Marcum Wong, consists of five or more 3-line stanzas. Each line has a set meter of eight syllables. The first lines of all the stanzas can be read successively as an independent poem, with the rest of the poem weaved in to express a deeper meaning. The first lines convey a theme written in monorhyme, while the second and third lines of each stanza rhyme together.

Rhyme scheme: a/b/b, a/c/c, a/d/d, a/e/e, a/f/f………etc.

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For: Thursday photo prompt – Sails – #writephoto, Wordle 309 Jul 22 by brenda warren

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Photo Challenge #175 – Shine me a light

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Help me as my head sagged lower
Can’t move with hands both bound
Nervous but deep inside anger
With vacant look confound
I looked abashed, fear permeate
Like celadon, is this my fate?
I looked abashed
I looked abashed
Shine me a light as I await

Help me as my head sagged lower
Read me a verse of hope
I’m confused as I need answer
Like an offal with rope
Salvage from wreck, give me a line
Anything but give me a sign
Salvage from wreck
Salvage from wreck
To the surface pull my lifeline

Help me as my head sagged lower
Clip me to the framework
I am prepared with my armour
To be strong is a perk
Shine me a light and I’ll be free
Pull myself together is key
Shine me a light
Shine me a light
I’ll make it with all trenchancy*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, for a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8. The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:

Rhyme scheme: a/b/a/b/c/c/d,d refrain of first 4 words of line five /c

Meter: 8/6/8/6/8/8/4,4 refrain/8

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For: Photo Challenge #175, Wordle #165

An old house – Sunday Photo Fiction – July 16th 2017

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© Mike Vore

The house is in need of repair
As you can see, it’s old and damp
With storm coming it needs revamp
Like skin, it needs cream and care

I don’t wish to be the object of scorn
But when one digs deeply
A mask covering the face
A poet and his paper
A house is the setting
Of a beautiful tale

So we started going to camp
And we saw this big bear
We’re so scared we swear
Ran away and started to decamp

Back to the old house
Got some paints and ladder
He started at the bottom
I painted the top floor
We sang as we worked
Glad the day was sunny

Bahay kubo kahit munti
Ang halaman doon, sari-sari*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* The La’libertas, a 22-line (4/6/4/6/2) poetic form created by Laura Lamarca. The stanza rules are as follows:

Stanza 1 – rhyme scheme ABBA, 8 syllables per line.
Stanza 2 – Free verse, 6 lines ONLY
Stanza 3 – Rhyme scheme BAAB, 8 syllables per line.
Stanza 4 – Free verse, 6 lines ONLY
Couplet – Italian (Any language acceptable except)

How the La’libertas for got its name is from the word “libertas” which is Latin for “liberty” and “La” is Laura Lamarca’s signature.

* last two lines (Tagalog) nipa hut, although small, the plants there, all different

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For: Sunday Photo Fiction – July 16th 2017, Wordle 308 Jul 15 by brenda warren

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